Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour

Duration:
6 Days
Price:
From USD710
Destination:
Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Lhasa
Season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Tour Type:
Group Tour
Group Size:
Max 12
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After sightseeing in Lhasa head straight to the coiling scorpion-lake of Yamdrotso before heading and the glacier-draped Karola pass to Gyantse with its must-see Pelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum. A 90mins drive away is Shigatse, with its impressive Tashilump Monastery, one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa (or Yellow Hat Sect) in Tibet.

DayRoute
1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)
2 Lhasa Suburb
3 Lhasa City
4 Lhasa- Gyantse(4040m)- Shigatse(3840m), 360km, approx 6hrs
5 Shigatse-Lhasa, 300km, approx 5hrs
6 Depart from Lhasa
Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

Taking a flight into Tibet will give you a panorama of the snowy Himalaya Mountains or 1-2 days of train riding over the high plateau by crossing Tanggula Mountains with beautiful sceneries along the way. Once you arrive, our local Tibetan tour guide and driver will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway with traditional Tibetan white scarf to wish you good luck! And then transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize the high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Day 2 Lhasa Suburb

Today’s first attraction is to visit Drepung Monastery which is the world's largest monastery that housed for more than 10,000 monks; it was the resident of the Dalai Lama. After lunch, you will continue to visit the Sera Monastery which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive thing of Sera Monastery is the Buddhist Scriptures debating held in the courtyard between 15:00 - 17:00 from Monday to Saturday.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Drepung Monastery was the largest monastery in Tibet, with over 10,000 monks. Now, this monastery houses about 700 monks.
Sera Monassrey is located at the foot of Tatipu Hill in the northern suburb of Lhasa City
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome Dinner
Day 3 Lhasa City

In the morning our guide will meet you at the hotel and first take you to visit the famous Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture, which was first built by 33rd King Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th century and rebuilt later in the 17th century by 5th Dalai Lama. And now it is a museum and world heritage site. 

In the afternoon, we will go to visit Jokhang Temple in the center of the old Lhasa city. Jokhang Temple is one of the most sacred temples in all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims since from early days. After that you will take a walk around the Barkhor street which is one of the most devotional circuit as well as a crowded central market of Lhasa, Barkhor Street located in the old area of Lhasa City in Tibet, which is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the locals are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, it is also a must-see place for visitors.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

The Potala Palace stands in the ancient Lhasa for centuries and plays an important role in Tibetan people’s beliefs.
In front of the Jokhang Temple, you can see many pilgrims are worshipping and performing their devotions.
  • Breakfast
Day 4 Lhasa- Gyantse(4040m)- Shigatse(3840m), 360km, approx 6hrs

We will pass by Gampala pass (4794m) on the way from Lhasa to Shigatse and visit Yamdrok Lake. Covering 638km², Yamdrok Lake is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams. 

Later we will pass and enjoy the Karola Glacier on the roadside; it is about 300m from the main highway with easy access on your way to Gyantse. Then visit the main monastery in Gyantse - Pelkor Chode Monastery. Pelkhor Choede in Gyantse town is located about 230km to the south of Lhasa and 100km to the east of Shigatse. The monastery is a short walk from the heart of the town.

Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3★/4★

Yamdroktso Lake is a freshwater lake in Tibet
The white glacier looks spectacular for visitors passing by.
  • Breakfast
Day 5 Shigatse-Lhasa, 300km, approx 5hrs

In the morning, we will visit the home of Panchen Lama - Tashilunpo Monastery, which was founded by the 1st Dalai Lama in 1447. It is a historic and culturally important monastery in Shigatse and also the second-largest city in Tibet. It's located on a hill in the center of the city. The full name in Tibetan of the monastery means "all fortune and happiness gathered here" or "heap of glory". For the trip back to Lhasa in the later afternoon, we will provide you two solutions which will be decided by Great Tibet Tour.

Option A: Drive from Shigatse – Lhasa;

Option B: Train from Shigatse – Lhasa;

For Option B, the guide will accompany you to take a taxi to Shigatse Railway Station, and take the train from Shigatse to Lhasa. And upon your arrival in Lhasa, we will arrange you to be dropped off at your hotel. The taxi & train fare is included in the cost.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Tashilhunpo Monastery covers an area of nearly 300,000 square meters
Tashilhunpo Monaster was founded by the First Dailai Lama in 1447
  • Breakfast
Day 6 Depart from Lhasa

Today your guide and driver will escort you to the airport or railway station for your next destination. Before your departure, we will appreciate if you can spend a few minutes to evaluate our services either by filling the feedback form or simply send us an email when you back home. Your whole trip officially ended.

  • Breakfast

All prices are in US Dollar / Person

Economic Class (3-Star Hotels)

2019-10-08 ~ 2019-10-31 2019-11-01 ~ 2019-12-31 2020-04-01 ~ 2020-04-30 2020-05-01 ~ 2020-06-30 2020-07-01 ~ 2020-10-07 2020-10-08 ~ 2020-10-31 2020-11-01 ~ 2020-12-31
USD790 USD710 USD760 USD790 USD850 USD790 USD720

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

2019-10-08 ~ 2019-10-31 2019-11-01 ~ 2019-12-31 2020-04-01 ~ 2020-04-30 2020-05-01 ~ 2020-06-30 2020-07-01 ~ 2020-10-07 2020-10-08 ~ 2020-10-31 2020-11-01 ~ 2020-12-31
USD910 USD880 USD820 USD850 USD910 USD850 USD780

Discount Policy

You may only enjoy one of the advantageous policy, not both.

Option A:3 or More to Join the Same Group $30 / person
Option B:Tour in Apr~Oct
  • To book 6-month prior tour starts 5% Off / person
  • To book 3-month prior tour starts 3% Off / person

Booking Policy

Confirmed Dates 12-working-day prior
Dates Listed as 1st traveller 1 Person, 75-day prior
2 Persons or above, 45-day prior
Dates Not Listed as 1st traveller1~2 Persons, 90-day prior
3 Persons or above, 45-day prior

Schedule

Starting DatePrice FormBookedBook Now
2019-10-25 USD790 7 Book
2019-10-28 USD790 open for booking Book
2019-10-29 USD790 3 Book
2019-10-30 USD790 4 Book
2019-10-31 USD790 open for booking Book
2019-11-07 USD710 open for booking Book
2019-11-11 USD710 5 Book
2019-11-14 USD710 open for booking Book
2019-11-18 USD710 4 Book
2019-11-21 USD710 open for booking Book
2019-11-28 USD710 open for booking Book
2019-12-05 USD710 2 Book
2019-12-12 USD710 open for booking Book
2019-12-13 USD710 1 Book
2019-12-17 USD710 2 Book
2019-12-19 USD710 open for booking Book
2019-12-26 USD710 2 Book
2019-12-27 USD710 4 Book
2020-04-21 USD760 1 Book
2020-04-22 USD760 2 Book
2020-04-26 USD760 2 Book
2020-05-04 USD790 3 Book
2020-06-11 USD790 1 Book
2020-06-12 USD790 2 Book
2020-06-28 USD790 1 Book
2020-07-24 USD850 2 Book

No desired date of departure? Please send us an inquiry and we will try to arrange your tour according to your plan.

Our Service

INCLUSIONS

* Lodgings: 5 Nights, twin room en suite in 3★/4★

* Meal: 5 Breakfasts & 1 Welcome Dinner

* Travel-licensed vehicle according to group size & season as itinerary needed including gas and parking fee;

* Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day;

* Pick-up from Lhasa Gonggar Airport to your hotel at 9:30 am, 13:00 pm and 16:00 pm on the first day;

* Drop-off from your hotel to Lhasa Gonggar Airport at 6:00 am,8:30 am and 12:30 pm on the last day;

* On Day 5, if GTT decides to use Option B, the hard seat train tickets from Shigatse to Lhasa will be included by GTT

* Guide: experienced local English-speaking tour guide

* Attractions: all entrance fee mentioned in the itinerary

* Permit: Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB);

* Travel Agency Liability insurance;

* Government Tax;

* Express delivery fee of Permit (eg. SF. Express)

* Food & lodgings for guide & driver;

* Oxygen tank for emergency use;

* Two bottles of mineral water per person per day;

EXCLUSIONS

* International flight to and out of China;

* Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa; (We’d like to book the domestic flight/train ticket at the BEST price. Please contact us for details.)

* If you miss the free transfer schedule due to flight delay or cancelation, then you are required to pay private transfer from USD 80/vehicle/time.

* Lunch & Dinner are not included but we will recommend some good ones for you according to your requirements. Usually, it takes 3-10 USD per person for each meal.

* While Gratuities for guide and driver is NOT mandatory, it is expected. Based on their service, you can tip them on the last day of the tour. You are suggested to tip each of them 5-10 USD/day in total;

* All the commission and tax charged by PayPal, Bank, and government when making payment. (e.g. PayPal --- 4.2%. Wire transfer --- 2%);

* Personal expenses;

* Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions.

Note

* Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB) usually takes about 12-working-day to apply. If you couldn’t provide the required docs & info on time, an extra handling fee will be charged. Please consult your travel consultant for details;

* We reserve the right to change the itinerary order and attractions in Lhasa;

* If you prefer to book your own hotels over those included in our group tour, please meet the rest of the group at their daily hotel on time. We don’t include the transfers to your hotels;

* We need to pick up and drop off all members of the group on first & last day from Lhasa Airport/Railway, thus there may not always have guide presence but driver;

* Due to the special nature of Tibet travel, any unforeseeable and unavoidable objective circumstances, including but not limited to natural disasters, war, terrorism, riot, civil commotion, strikes, public health emergencies, government action, major traffic jams, delay or cancellation of flight/train, attractions temporarily closed. etc., resulting in a change of itinerary, the increased cost will be paid by travelers; if any attraction visits have to be canceled due to the same reasons above, GTT won't be held responsible for a refund except certain attraction entrance fee which will be solely decided by GTT.

* Single Supplement: our quote is based on twin rooms. For single travelers, the single supplement is required at the time of booking. If later we manage to match you with another traveler to share the twin room, the single supplement will be refunded.

Asked Questions from our Clients

Gill***

2019-09-17

I will be flying into Kathmandu on 15 October, departing 25 October. I would like to visit Tibet while staying in Nepal. Is that possible?

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Catherine

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have 6 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour on Oct.17th. We can arrange the tour for you and happen to have a fixed tour departing on 17th. Entering Tibet from Kathmandu, travelers are required to apply for China Group Visa in Kathmandu. The embassy only accepts an application on Mon/Wed/Friday. We will help you apply for it, and it takes 3 working days. Thus, is it possible to fly in Kathmandu on 13th? Oct.13th (Sun) -  Arrival in Kathmandu Oct.14th (Mon) - Apply for China group visa in the morning Oct.16th (Wed) -  Obtain a group visa in the afternoon Oct.17th - Fly to Tibet to join the group Oct.22nd - End the tour and Fly back to Kathmandu

Jan ***

2019-09-08

Hi. We are interested in taking the 6 days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour starting Oct 24th. I have two questions: How do handle the payment (via credit card in advance)? You also mentioned that you could arrange the train ticket to get to Lhasa. How is it handled? Will it be shipped together with the permit to the hotel or is it a reservation confirmation and the ticket can be gathered at the train station? Thank you.

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Catherine

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have 6 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour on Oct.24th. We can arrange the tour for you. To answer your questions, To confirm a booking with us, we usually charge 30% tour cost and 100% transportation fee as deposit. You can pay the balance after arriving in Lhasa. We accept Paypal, Wire transfer, Alipay, Wechat, etc. https://www.greattibettour.com/how-to-pay-us For the train ticket, it is a reservation confirmation. With the confirmation number and your original passport, you can pick up your train ticket from any ticket window of the railway in China. May I know where you plan to take the train? Here is the itinerary,

sizw***

2019-09-05

I wish to visit ancient yogi and guru's as well as to see ancient temples

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Catherine

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to visit ancient yogi and guru's as well as to see ancient temples. We can arrange the tour for you including a private yoga class, 1 student to 1 teacher, one hour per class. Here is the itinerary of 6 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour,

Scot***

2019-07-02

We are planning to arrive one day early into Lhasa from Katmandu. Is that allowed by the Chinese? I heard you cant travel without official tour.

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Cherry

It is okay for you to arrive one day early in Lhasa. We need to arrange a guide for you. 

From Nepal to Tibet, you are required to apply for China Group Visa at China embassy in Nepal with our assistance even if you have had China Visa already. After you book your Tibet tour with us, we will send an official invitation letter for you to our partner in Kathmandu. After your arrival in Kathmandu, our Nepali partner will meet you for your original passport. With invitation letter, your original passport and one photo (passport photo size with white background), our Nepali partner could help you get your China Group Vias there within 3 working days). 

Stev***

2019-06-23

I will arrive from Xian at airport on the 31st October and leave for Beijing on 5th November.

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Catherine

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have 6 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour on Oct.31st. We can open the tour for you on that date.

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